Chinese electric brand Arcfox will unveil a new SUV concept and updated version of its Arcfox-7 supercar at the Geneva auto show in March.
Arcfox is owned by Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV), a division of Beijing Auto. Last year, Daimler took a four percent stake in BJEV to build on its joint-venture relationship with BAIC. Daimler is reportedly in talks to build electric Smart minicars with BJEV.
The automaker declined to comment on whether it had sales plans for Europe.
Arcfox currently sells the Lite two-seat electric car in China, which mirrors Smart's strategy in offering more a high-tech and premium EV minicar compared to the majority of low-cost EVs in China.
Arcfox unveiled the Arcfox-7 supercar concept in 2016 ahead of building a production version to use as a halo for the brand. It claimed a 0-60mph (0-97 kph) acceleration time of 2.8 seconds.
The Geneva show car will be "the new generation of Arcfox-7," a spokesperson for the brand told Automotive News Europe. It's unclear whether the car is a production model. No information was available for the SUV concept.
BJEV announced a JV earlier in January with Canadian engineering firm Magna to develop and build EVs at a plant in Zhenjing, eastern China, starting 2020.
BJEV offers four EVs under its own brand, according to its website – two sedans and two SUVs. It delivered 158,012 EVs in 2018, up 53 percent from a year earlier, figures from Automotive News China show.